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Are you itching to get out and try something new, but aren’t sure where to look and what to do? Have no fear, “Spontaneity” is here! Every week, we provide a region-by-region breakdown of events and activities from across the Granite State that you won’t want to miss. From arts and crafts, to hole-in-the-wall music venues, our short list will have something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking to do. If you see something you like, make sure you act fast- we’re only looking at what’s going on this weekend.


Seacoast Beer Week Kickoff Event
Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
WHYM Craft Pub and Brewery
853 Lafayette Rd., Hampton
This event has become a cherished tradition at WHYM, showcasing the largest selection of locally brewed beer ever in the state of New Hampshire. It’s a celebration of our commitment to local breweries and the incredible variety they offer. This is the one beer event where you have the chance to hang out and enjoy the company of many of the seacoast brewers as they mix, mingle, and share the excitement of the seacoast brewing scene.

Nature @ Nite
Feb. 16, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
The Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
Join Seacoast Science Center naturalists and guest community partners after hours for family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities and a guided nature program, free of charge! Offered on the third Friday of the month, each Nature@Nite is based around a different theme. Activities are designed to build confidence and empower participants of all ages in learning through science play and discovery. Stations will engage you in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics learning. Popup story times may be offered based on the evening’s theme. A scheduled, guided nature program will be offered at 5 p.m. each evening: space is limited and separate registration is required to participate in the guided program.

Merrimack Valley:

Rollin’ Through the Eras: Galentine’s Skate Party
Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.

REMIX Skate and Event Center
725 Huse Rd., Manchester
join us for a night of skating with your besties, as we take a night to celebrate friendship with the music of Tay Tay plus a few favorite tunes of the likes! This event will be high energy as we fill our rink with positivity and love. We will feature drink and food specials that fit the theme of the night. This is a ticketed event!  Tickets are $25 for two and a half hours with a bracelet included. Times start at 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm.  All attendees need a ticket for this special event. Reservations get first priority so make sure you buy your tickets online!

Beginner Photography Series
Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
Hunt’s Photo
4 Vinton St., Manchester
Head on over to Hunt’s Photo for a beginner photography series!


Keene Jazz Orchestra Valentine Swing Dance
Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Best Western Plus
401 Winchester St., Keene
Come share in the Valentine spirit with the Keene Jazz Orchestra for a Big Band Swing Dance. Come to hear and/or dance to the swing dance hall music at the Best Western Plus in Keene. Come share in the Valentine spirit with the Keene Jazz Orchestra for a Big Band Swing Dance. Come to hear and/or dance to the swing dance hall music. Bella Holtz will again be singing for your enjoyment. Founded by Scott Mullett, the Keene Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to perform, propagate, and provide education for American Big Band music. The group is comprised of the Monadnock region’s finest instrumentalists, educators, and students, and boasts a résumé of performances and collaborations with some of the greatest living performers and repertoire in jazz and big band music. There will be bar and light food service provided by Tempesta’s at the Best Western Plus in Keene. Tickets can be purchased on-line at

The Baguette
Feb., 18, 12 p.m.
Fire Dog Breads
79 Emerald St., Keene
A hands-on introduction to the classic baguette and a few of its modern spin-offs. We’ll go over the fundamentals of mixing, proofing, shaping, and baking, with tips on best practices for home bakers, as well as discuss the impact of different grains on texture and flavor. Comfortable attire and non-slip shoes highly recommended.


Friends of the Library Book Sale
Feb. 17, 9 a.m..
Meredith Public Library
91 Main St., Meredith
The Friends of the Library book store is open! Find inspiration, romance, chocolate recipes and more!

Yoga with Friends
Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
New Hampshire Humane Society
1305 Meredith Center Rd., Laconia
Start your morning feeling zen, and enjoy a guided yoga session surrounded by adoptable cats and dogs.


Arrowhead’s Annual Cardboard Sled Race
Feb. 17
Arrowhead Recreation Area
18 Robert Easter Way, Claremont
Each year, many swarm to Arrowhead for a day that’s sure to entertain… for the Cardboard Sled Races! Create a cardboard… creation and attempt to complete the race in one piece in our tubing lanes. Earn trophies for fastest, most creative, and more! Creativity counts, costumes are encouraged, but it all comes down to speed in the end! Don’t want to participate? That’s fine too, come and cheer on our racers!

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

AXIS- 80s Party
Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
The Flying Monkey
39 S. Main St, Plymouth
There just isn’t a party like an AXIS 80’s party! Bringing all the glitz and glamor from the era of 80’s rock and pop, AXIS is pure fun! The members of AXIS hail from the beautiful lake’s region of NH. They have performed individually with some of the most infamous bands in the area and have come together for a truly special- one night only- show. Bring your spandex and hairspray for Nuthin’ but a good time! AXIS features Matt Langley on lead guitar, Tony Brown on keyboards, Troy Scott on drums, Amy Martineau on vocals and Steve Monfet on bass guitar.

Intro to Ice Fishing
Feb. 18, 7 a.m.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Rd, Holderness
Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37°F. Join us in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Try to entice fish to the end of your line using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by observing fish colors, fins, and mouthparts. Whether you fish for food, as a social gathering, or to be out in the elements, ice fishing is a great activity to foster your love for nature. All fishing instruction, equipment, and bait are provided at no extra cost.

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